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Don't Even Go There! (7 of 34)
Series: Good News from God
Do you have your driver's license? If so, you undoubtedly understand that the winter season is the most dangerous time of the year to drive. Snow, ice, and blizzards make driving especially hazardous. This is why the winter season is the most dangerous time of the year, right? Wrong! Although the majority of people in a 2010 survey chose winter as the most dangerous time to be on the road, this belief is not supported by the evidence. Rather, summer is the most dangerous season to be on the road, with the Fourth of July being the most dangerous day to drive in the year. Experts suggest that this may be because of more crowded roads, vacation drivers, and summer alcohol drinking habits. The researcher who conducted the survey said, "We are wary of winter driving, but let our guard down during summer holidays, when fatalities are most likely to occur."
What false beliefs do you hold? What ideas have you adopted that are contrary to Scripture? Have you ever thought that your sin was so great that it could keep you from God? Perhaps you've wondered if God could ever love and forgive a person like you. Have you ever felt so shackled by your sin that you justified it both mentally and verbally? Certainly one area that we err is in how we view ourselves in relationship to God. It's so easy to think certain thoughts about ourselves and God that are not in keeping with the Bible. Hence, we must constantly go back to God's Word and determine what Scripture says. In Romans 3:1-8 Paul says: Think rightly about yourself and God. Before we consider this text, let's review how we got here. In 1:1-17, Paul gave an introduction in which he shared his ministry, his mission, and the theme of his book. In 1:18-32, Paul lambasted the blatant sin of the Gentiles. Then in chapter 2, Paul attacked the counterfeit obedience of the Jews. Now in 3:1-8, Paul raises and answers four objections that ...
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